They have the potential to educate, entertain, and move us. They have the capacity to communicate profound ideas. Do your part to define the cultural landscape of this medium by learning game design.
Learn the creative and technical skills of digital game development. With a hands-on approach to teaching, the summer program covers the various skills and disciplines that are brought together in modern game development: game design, programming, visual art, animation, sound design, and writing.
The NYU Game Center is dedicated to the exploration of games as a cultural form and game design as creative practice. This unique program invites a select group of students to become a part of the next generation of game designers, developers, and entrepreneurs.
Note: The Tisch Summer High School Program is not a leisure camp. While the average program runs daily, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, including academic classes, professional training, and/or studio and production time, students will often be just as busy in the evenings and weekends which also include curricular events and opportunities to work individually or collaborate with peers on assigned projects.
You will enroll in following courses for a combined total of 6 units.
Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, August 4, 2018
Sunday, July 7 - Saturday, August 3, 2019
Additional important dates are available on the Tisch Admissions Calendar.
Open to high school sophomores and juniors.
- Online application fee: $75
- Printed application fee: $90
Summer 2019: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:00pm ET
Please read through the Admissions for High School Program page.
Tuition and Fees
Total cost for the Summer High School Game Design program: $11,483*
Breakdown of costs:
- Tuition for 6 units (credits): $8,472
Additional Fees Include:
- Registration and Services Fee: $814
- Program Fee (activities facilitated by Residential Life & Housing): $160
- Housing for 4 weeks: $1,020
- 10 meals a week for 4 weeks: $680
*As this is a residential program, students are automatically enrolled in the 10 meals a week plan for the length of the program. Students have the option of increasing their meal plan if they wish.
Program Specific Fees
- Game Design Lab Fee: $144
- Game Design Ticket Fee: $193
Summer 2019 tuition rates will be announced soon.
Please review the Tisch Special Programs cancellation policy.
Tisch has a limited number of full scholarships for high school students to attend the Tisch summer programs. Scholarships are given to students who demonstrate the most financial need.
Review the Tisch Summer High School Scholarships page for more information.